All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr has won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The book is a poignant story of a young boy and girl on different sides of World War 2. Marie-Laure, blind since she was six, and her father escape German occupied Paris to live on the rugged Brittany coast with her uncle. Werner is an orphan whose engineering skills see him joining an elite group of soldiers tracking down members of the French resistance. The Pulitzer citation described the book as “an imaginative and intricate novel inspired by the horrors of World War II and written in short, elegant chapters that explore human nature and the contradictory power of technology.”
The other finalists in the fiction category were Let Me Be Frank with You by Richard Ford, The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami and Lovely, Dark, Deep by Joyce Carol Oates.